Riviera Finance January 23, 2020 No Comments

Guide to Trucking and Transportation Industry EventsOne of the best ways to keep up with the latest developments in the trucking industry is to attend live events and conferences throughout the year. These give you a chance to meet experts as well as other trucking business owners, drivers and everyone connected to the industry. Here is a guide to trucking industry events of 2020.

The Largest Trucking and Transportation Events of the Year

Let’s start with the two major trucking events of the year.

The Mid America Trucking Show

March 26-28, 2020

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

The Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) is a huge event that attracted over 70,000 attendees in 2019. It offers more than 1,000 exhibitors and over one million square feet of exhibits, so you’ll never run out of things to do and people to meet. MATS is known for its many industry experts and hands-on displays, helping you keep up with the very latest industry news and technology. For more information, see: Mid America Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show

August 27-29, 2020

Location: Dallas, Texas

The Great American Trucking Show (GAT) is one of the most popular trucking events in the U.S. You’ll find a wide range of exhibitors, products and presentations. The Jobs Pavilion is a great place to find a job or an employee. The Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion provides information and resources to stay healthy on the job. For more information, see: The Great American Trucking Show


Other Important Trucking and Transportation Events

Aside from these two gigantic events, there are also many worthwhile smaller conferences coming up in 2020.

Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

February 7-8,2020

Peoria, Illinois

Texas Trucking Show

June 6-7, 2020

Houston, Texas

Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show

July 17-18, 2020

Biloxi, Mississippi


Trucking and Transportation Organization Conferences

Attending trucking organization conferences gives you an inside look at what’s happening in the industry and the chance to network with other trucking business owners.

National Private Truck Council

January 18-22, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida

Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention

March 1-3, 2020

Kissimmee, Florida

Transportation Intermediaries Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Saturday, April 4, 2020

Austin, Texas 78701

IANA Intermodal Expo

September 13-13, 2020

Long Beach, California


Truck Stop Jamborees

Jamborees are fun, social events that have food, music, fireworks, antique shows and exhibits. They’re an informal way to connect with others in the trucking world.

East Coast Truckers Jamboree

May 7-9, 2020

Kenly, North Carolina

Joplin Truckers Jamboree

June 5-6, 2020

Joplin, Missouri

Walcott Truckers Jamboree

July 9-11, 2020

Walcott, Iowa


Why Attend Trucking Events?

Here are some reasons to attend a trucking conference, trade show or jamboree:

  • Learn about new trends that affect your job or business
  • Pick up valuable tips on topics such as maximizing efficiency, staying healthier and improving safety
  • Network with industry professionals to find a job or people to hire
  • Take a break, have fun and socialize

Attending events can help you learn all kinds of ways to make inroads with your career or business and increase your well-being. Another way to help your trucking business is to use invoice factoring to strengthen your cash flow. Riviera Finance has been helping the trucking industry with freight factoring for 50 years. To find out more, contact Riviera Finance.

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